FTC Fines Epic Games $520M Over Children’s Privacy

On Monday, December 19, 2022, the FTC announced that Epic Games will pay a $520 million fine in order to settle allegations of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), and collecting children’s personal data without obtaining consent from the parent or guardian. Epic acknowledged the settlement in a statement, saying in part: “NoContinue reading “FTC Fines Epic Games $520M Over Children’s Privacy”


Epic Games is in another lawsuit regarding an emote in its popular game Fortnite. However, this time Epic Games has filed the complaint, saying it “has been forced to bring this action…”. The complaint describes the emote itself, named the “Pump It Up” emote, which seems to emulate the “Dancing Pumpkin Man” viral video. InContinue reading “EPIC GAMES FILES COMPLAINT REGARDING “DANCING PUMPKIN MAN””

Dance Lawsuits Against Epic Games’s “Fortnite” Have Been Paused

Remember how many people were suing Epic Games, over dances being used as emotes in the game Fortnite? The lawsuits have been put on hold, following a recent ruling from the United States Supreme Court. The ruling stated that a copyright infringement lawsuit may only commence once the copyrighted work in question is successfully registeredContinue reading “Dance Lawsuits Against Epic Games’s “Fortnite” Have Been Paused”

Copyright, Dancing, and Fortnite?

DISCLAIMER: THIS ARTICLE IS FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY. NONE OF THIS SHOULD BE TAKEN AS LEGAL ADVICE. IF YOU HAVE LEGAL QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONSULT AN ATTORNEY. In current video game news, various people are suing Epic Games for using their respective dances without permission in the popular video game, Fortnite. Many have spoken out aboutContinue reading “Copyright, Dancing, and Fortnite?”